We all have goals (well most of us anyway), we all have things we want to do, learn and accomplish. Usually my big “goals” center around learning something new. Learning a language, learning a skill, learning to make something I like to learn in case you couldn’t tell. I think about what I want to learn and set goals around that…become fluent in that language I want to learn or create something from nothing using that sweet new skill. I think it’s important for all self-driven people to always strive to learn and do…more. Always striving to improve yourself, yea I’m big on that.
For many of you, this goal setting centers around the beginning of the year. New Years resolutions and all that. Let’s face it, those resolutions are long forgotten or are ignored while we utter weak excuses. So, don’t focus on in the “new year” or next week or anytime. Go Nike on that crap, just do it, see what I did there?
My biggest problem with setting goals and meeting them is time. When it comes to time, I’m broke. There aren’t enough hours in the day and let’s face it I’m exhausted and have little to no motivation when I plop my butt on the couch after a full day of work. Now this is the tough part, buck up, grab some caffeine if you have to, and start. Start working on whatever you need to so that you can get closer to that goal. Open your laptop (no not to Facebook) and practice coding or turn off the tv and complain alllll the way to that treadmill at the gym. Just get it done. The first 30 minutes will be over before you know it and by then you might be so jazzed that you’re actually following through on something for a change that you want to keep going. Do it every day and pretty soon it will become a routine. Once you get to this routine stage, congrats!
Now, when you are trying to convince yourself of all the valid reasons there are for taking that break for 1 day you can… guilt yourself into still doing it. TA-DA. There is no magic formula, it’s not that those other people reaching their goals are better than you or getting more sleep or have more money. They just block out their inner voice, the one that’s telling them to park it in front of the tv and watch another episode of Amish Mafia, and they force themselves. So tell that hoe to shut up and get on your road to redemption and success. Nike that crap.
P.s. you all might be happy to know that I am (productively?) writing this post as a way to procrastinate doing my coding work for the day. One of my long time goals is to become all techie and learn all types of fun, make no sense to regular humans, programming codes. See, I’m just like you!